free speech

Shouting Down Free Speech

When speech becomes less about the communication of ideas and more about posturing and showing off your hatred for your enemies, fewer and fewer people will hear it.
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The First Amendment Receives a C+ in Fall Report Card

“Grades” for freedom of speech and assembly dropped this quarter after events like the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., eroded public support for the First Amendment.
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To Trump on NBC ‘License’ Tweet: No!

Protesters

Trump’s suggestion to challenge NBC’s license is Nixonian, unpatriotic and undemocratic.
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Hefner, Rolling Stone: Goodbye to two original free spirit, free speech icons

Rolling Stone and Playboy

With the impending sale of Rolling Stone and the death of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, the sun sets on two champions for free expression.
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Patriotism, respect for flag cannot be ‘ordered’

NFL players take a knee

This weekend’s Take a Knee controversy brings to mind failed efforts from our past to mandate patriotism.
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Speaking your mind, when free speech has consequences

An ESPN reporter called Trump a white supremacist, and the White House suggested she be fired. Thanks to the First Amendment, ESPN gets the final say.
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Times-Palin ruling good for free speech, press

Sarah Palin

The court’s decision upholds First Amendment laws that protect not only journalists, but also members of the public who express political opinions.
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Let Them March

Jeffrey Herbst

Newseum President and CEO Jeffrey Herbst responds to the attempts to suppress alt-right speech, assembly in wake of Charlottesville protests.
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‘Freedom’ is best response to white supremacy hatemongers

Charlottesville protesters

Attempts to censor neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups is a betrayal of our nation’s core principles — not to mention ineffective and counterproductive.
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Newseum CEO Jeffrey Herbst to Receive Freedom of Speech Award

Jeffrey Herbst

The Media Institute’s annual award honors individuals who have worked to advance free speech and the First Amendment.
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